Financial assistance for cancer patients in india
Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojna (PMJAY)
Provides financial support for medical treatments, to around 50 crore Indian citizens from underprivileged families. Under this scheme, you can avail of a benefit cover of upto Rs.500,000 per family per year (on a family floater basis). To know if you are eligible for this scheme, log on here.
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Prime Minister’s National Relief Fund
The PMNRF provides financial assistance to indigent patients for treatment of major diseases at Government/PMNRF empanelled hospitals to partially defray the expenses. Applicants can apply for grant of financial assistance through an application addressed to the Prime Minister. Disbursements are made at the sole discretion of the Prime Minister, keeping in view availability of funds and prior commitments of the PMNRF. You can download the application form here. Download Application Form
Rashtriya Arogya Nidhi (RAN) & Health Minister’s Discretionary Grant (HMDG)
Financial assistance is provided to the patients, living below poverty line and suffering from major illness and undergoing treatment in Government Hospitals/Institutions, to defray a part of the expenditure on hospitalization/treatment, in cases where free medical facilities are not available Click Here
Delhi Arogya Kosh
Provides financial assistance to the extent of Rs. 5 lacs to the patients who are residents of Delhi for last 3yrs (prior to the date of submission of application) with annual income upto Rs.3lacs for treatment of any illness /disease in Government Hospital run by Delhi Government or Central Government or Local Bodies or Autonomous Hospital under State Government.
State Health Schemes
Many states in India have health insurance programmes under which the residents of the states are covered under certain terms and conditions. Furthermore, many states also have a Chief Minister’s Relief Fund to support emergencies.
The YouWeCan Cancer Treatment Fund
For Paediatric Patients provides financial assistance for the treatment of eligible cancer patients, to a maximum limit of Rs. 3,00,000.00 (rupees three lakhs) per patient. Only patients belonging to underprivileged backgrounds, below 16 years of age, are eligible to receive support under the fund.
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Indian Cancer Society (ICS)
was established in 1951 as an NGO working on Awareness, Detection, Cure and Survivorship of those affected with cancer. Under the ICS Cancer Cure Fund, the organisation provides financial aid for treatment to underprivileged cancer patients.
Provides medical assistance and supportive care through nutrition, hygiene, infection control and holistic support to children (aged 0 to 21 years) from neglected backgrounds fighting cancer. To know more, check here.
Cancer Patients Aid Association (CPAA)
Is a 50-year-old non-profit focusing on activities encompassing awareness, early detection, support for treatment, counselling and rehabilitation. CPAA focuses on the needs of cancer patients who cannot afford cancer treatment. To know more, click here.
Provides direct financial assistance to underprivileged patients in Mumbai and those from other locations through linked hospitals. To apply for Individual Medical grants, please fill the form here.
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Crowdfunding is the practice of funding a project or social cause by raising money from many individuals for a common goal. You can use crowdfunding platforms for yourself, your loved ones and charities.
Such platforms offer global crowdfunding solutions for NGOs, social enterprises, and individuals. One can receive donations from over 100 countries with multiple payment methods. They support various medical conditions like cancer treatment, heart transplant, accidents and injury.
Following are some popular crowdfunding websites for Indian NGOs (mentioned in alphabetical order):